Local Moving Services in Oklahoma City--Worth the Money - Part 1

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Now that you've a buyer for your house and have a new residence lined up, party time is over—it's time to box up all your things and move them across town to the new abode. Since you're just going a few blocks or maybe a couple miles away, it's enticing to try to handle the move on your own--after all, how taxing can it be to rent a truck and get some friends over to throw your furniture into the back of the truck?

Ask anyone who's ever moved--it can be (and usually is) really, really difficult. Relocating is enough of a stress without the anxiety of a Do-It-Yourself project, and now is not the time to think you can binge watch YouTube videos on how to pack your son or daughter’s action figure collection and be able to do it flawlessly. Your kids are probably worried about changing schools and making friends, your significant other is panicked about a new dry cleaner and driving routine, and the last thing you need to do is compound the stress by attempting a DIY move in Oklahoma City.

Why Local?

Why not? A local company in Oklahoma City has its benefits. First, they know the area and won't be counting on their phones to get you to your new home. In addition, they should know what size of truck will best be suited for which areas of town, which can be very helpful if you are moving to a gated community or a location that has truck restrictions. Second, a local company has a lot more invested in doing a great job for you--word of mouth moves fast, and if you are not ok with the move, then they have to deal with the bad reviews. When you hire locally, you are also keeping the in-town economy going-- a win/win for everybody in Oklahoma City

Questions They'll Have

When you call the movers, they'll have several questions, so keep this basic information ready. Most of it you know without really having to dig, but there might be one or two questions that you may have to think about. It is probably a good idea to make an inventory of your things, one room at a time, because moving is mind-boggling enough that you do not want to forget all the stuff in the attic.

How many bedrooms? Do you have a garage, basement, attic, or all three? Does your barn have a loft? Do you have a pool table, or anything really, really cumbersome like a standing safe? Any play equipment like swing sets or basketball goals? How about any outside items that will be moving?

They'll also want to know if you have antiques or art. If you do have unusually valuable things, the movers will most likely require additional information about these items.

Once you answered some initial questions, you will most likely be given a ballpark estimate and an option for a free in-home survey for your local move in Oklahoma City. An in-home estimate is much more detailed and measures the cost with much more precision than the initial ballpark estimate. It covers the specific services that you are requesting. During the survey is a great time to ask all of the burning questions that you have come to your mind.

Be sure to check out our next post that covers all of the questions that you should ask your mover. Or, if you are ready to skip ahead and get started with your local move, click the button below.
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